The classic Hotel Alisios puts you in a great spot, just steps from the beach and only a short walk from Albufeira.
Sea views are part of the deal at this hotel. It occupies a spot on the edge of a small cliff, with a stretch of golden sand directly beneath. You can walk to Albufeira’s cobbled Old Town in less than 10 minutes.
The hotel’s doors open up to elegant interiors. The marble-floored lobby features high-backed chairs placed around vintage rugs. It’s a similar story in the rooms, where fawn-coloured fabrics are paired with dark-wood furniture.
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- Floors: 2 or 3
Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Often family-run
- Great settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 4T
- Traditional properties
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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You'll be able to swim no matter what the weather in the saltwater swimming pool. Just so you know, you'll need to wear a swimming hat.
There's a mixture of seafood and fish specialities, rustic local dishes and international favourites on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, head to the bar.
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Good location Well appointed hotel
This is a well appointed hotel on the cliff tops near the old town, about 15 mins walk away. It has a nice terrace for sun bathing with a great view of the coast/beach and old town. Breakfast is a good continental spread with a little cooked stuff. Coffee is excellent as it comes from several large Nespresso machines which are easy to operate and give a good selection. The staff at reception were really friendly and helpful and very efficient. I had lunch on the terrace restaurant which was a mixed omelette and salad very nicely cooked and good value. The waiters were excellent. It had plenty of off street parking. All in I enjoyed staying at this hotel. It was pretty full and needed to be booked in advance.More
Max H, Greater London, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel overlooking the beach.Staff very welcoming and helpful.Down side was the Restaurant poor quality of food for evening meal.Tried it for lunch asked for an Omlette only to have cheese on toast presented explained I ordered Omlette only to be told by waiter Chef said this is an Omlette.Prawns served to my friend were not cooked (bloody) Bar in restaurant not big enough but another bar located on floor below but not open.It would have been nice to have have this location open for after dinner drink.More
Rosemary H, London, United Kingdom
Super position - super hotel
This lovely hotel continues to be run by the original owners, who have constantly improved the facilities over the years. This is the place to stay if you want peace, tranquility, and quality. It is in a superb position, with direct access to the Blue Flag beaches of Albufeira, and is within easy walking distance of Albufeira Old Town centre. In the winter, when sunbathing is still possible but it is too cold to swim in the sea, there is an indoor pool, and the restaurant is ideally situated, overlooking the beaches, with glorious sunsets most evenings throughout the year. Opting for a south-facing bedroom with sea views is well-worth the extra cost. If you intend to hire a car, there is plenty of secure parking space at the front of the hotel, or the regular local bus services are available nearby. But for us, what makes this hotel special is the friendly professional service and attention to detail, together with the high standard of cuisine. Our first stay here was for our honeymoon 20 years ago and we have no doubts that this is where we hope to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary.More
Titchywhiskers, Albufeira, Portugal
The service saves the day
Pros: - The service was outstanding. Best I have had this side of Istanbul. - The beach. Things to improve: - Requiring a bathing cap in an indoor pool when the property behind the hotel has an outdoor one seems rather like treating customers as if they were in the fifth grade. - Wifi kept dying and was slow as 2006. - Not sure why a 20 Euros deposit would be required for beach towels when they have your CC number. - Restaurant needs a lot of work. As a side note, even though this hotel is very good, I would strongly advise against anyone sane staying in Albufeira. There are more places serving English Breakfast in Albufeira than on Edgware road in London.More
klear, Montreal, Canada
Beautiful view, lovely hotel
The hotel location is up above the beach and looks over the beach and sea - it really is beautiful. It's a ten minute walk on pavement, mostly uphill, to the town. It's a nice walk, and you can see the sea most of the time - you could also walk via the beach. The hotel reception staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is super clean, and quite quiet. The inside bar was never open which seemed a bit of a shame - maybe it's open in season. The terrace restaurant/bar is very good though. We never ate there but we sat outside for drinks in the evening before/after going out in the town, and it's lovely, looking out to sea and over to the town. The staff don't necessarily come out to take your drinks order, but if you order at the bar they bring your drinks (with peanuts!) out to you. We didn't use the indoor pool but lots of people did. The jacuzzi was out of order the whole time we were there. The bedrooms are just right. Two single beds which they make up (sheets & blanket) into a double (king) if you indicate that's what you want. Mattresses hard rather than soft, which we thought very comfortable. A wardrobe, some drawers, a dressing table, a decent sized balcony for two with table & chairs. The TV is mainly Spanish or German, really only news channels in English. The aircon didn't seem to work very well, but it wasn't hot enough to matter while we were there, so we didn't make an issue of it. You can rent a safe for about ten Euros a week (plus a ten Euros deposit for the key). You can also rent the key to the mini fridge in your room, to put your own drinks in (bit cheeky seeing as it's sitting there cold anyway!). Bathroom very good, spacious and very smart. Our room was a double shower cubicle (not sure if any rooms have baths). Small shower gels, soap etc provided. Hair dryer provided in bathroom. Breakfast was great. Good coffee machines (tip: put in your coffee pod before you press the start button otherwise you only get hot water!), and a selection of coffee strengths. All the usual things at a self service buffet. It is more cold (wide selection of cereals, fruit, salads, meat, cheese, breads, cakes) than hot, with three hot things per day, usually scrambled egg, bacon, and a guest food eg Spanish omelette or fried mushrooms, all very good. They will also cook you something to order, like fried eggs, if you ask. You can sit inside or out, but the smokers sit outside and do smoke during breakfast, which can spoil it a bit for the non smokers. Weather, first week of May: It got windy in the afternoon at the start of the week, and we had an overcast, almost rainy first day when we wandered the town, but after that every day got increasingly hotter. We definitely needed a jacket or cardigan in the evening as it was cool and sometimes breezy, although by the end of the week we didn't need our jackets. Most restaurants have heaters in their outside tables. We were on the beach every day and swam in the sea every day - bit nippy, but gorgeous. Crashing waves were fun. No lifeguard until middle of May, and although there didn't seem to be much of a current, the waves were strong and could knock you over. - You can rent beach towels from the hotel. - Don't forget to collect your passport from reception - we nearly left without it but the staff did remember just before we left. - If you change rooms, you can't see your old room bill (for drinks etc) in your new room so make a note before you change. 405: Rooms at front of hotel on the road, balconies aren't totally private, can hear some road noise. Upgrade rooms 104,106,108,110, ground floor, felt secure & private, uninterrupted sea views, well worth money. Rooms either side had restricted view.More
Emma_Andy100, Northampton, United Kingdom
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